Sheffield man gets $90,000 bond in Florence attempted murder

Casey Balentine

Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday night in downtown Florence.

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 1:47 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2020 3:01 PM

A man is in custody in Lauderdale County for attempted murder and shooting into a vehicle.

A Florence police officer was patrolling downtown Florence about 10 p.m. Monday when a gunshot was heard in the area of W. Dr. Hicks Boulevard and Pine Street.

More officers responded and found a man with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of 302 W. Dr. Hicks Boulevard.

The victim was taken to North Alabama Medical Center and then transferred to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Police say Casey Balentine, 41, from Sheffield was also found near the scene. They believe the two men were in an argument prior to the shooting.

Balentine is charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. He was booked in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on bonds totaling $90,000.

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